About this Show

KTVU Morning News

News News/Business. New. (CC)

NETWORK
FOX

DURATION
00:59:59

RATING

SCANNED IN
San Francisco, CA, USA

SOURCE
Comcast Cable

TUNER
Channel 93 (639 MHz)

VIDEO CODEC
mpeg2video

AUDIO CODEC
ac3

PIXEL WIDTH
704

PIXEL HEIGHT
480

TOPIC FREQUENCY

U.s. 13, Ktvu 11, Libya 10, San Francisco 10, Us 8, Antioch 8, California 7, Claudine Wong 4, Chris Stevens 3, Lorraine Blanco 3, Chevron 3, San Jose 3, Steve 3, Oakland 3, Washington 3, Beachwood 3, D.c. 3, Egypt 3, San Leandro 2, Rosa 2,
Borrow a DVD
of this show
  FOX    KTVU Morning News    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    September 14, 2012
    6:00 - 6:59am PDT  

6:00am
two people are behind bars after a police chase and a shooting. we'll tell you why that officer said he had to fire his gun and what led up to this. more violent anti-american protests across the middle east. what could happen next in this growing crisis. a fire that destroyed offices at a classroom here in menlo park could have been a lot smaller if the school had something in place that most schools have. we'll tell you what it is and have the latest on the investigation. and apple is taking orders for the new iphone but why there could be a hangup for many customers. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning, september 14th i'm pam cook.
6:01am
>> and i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. steve is right there. knows all about the weather. >> a little cooler. looks like a little bit of fog. yesterday was hardly was any and temperatures really warmed up away from the coast but by the coast there is too much fog. it will be cooler for most today. here is sal. good morning. this is highway 4. you can see highway 4 is always busy. especially through antioch the construction zone. somebody asked me the other day when is that going to be finished? my answer 2015. not that far. okay it is far. let's move along to 237. this traffic looks pretty good as you cross 880. let's go to back to the desk. thank you. we are starting with a high speed police chase that went from solano to contra costa county. it ended at police firing from a sus -- firing at a suspect. claudine wong is there to tell us the details. >> reporter: we are at fair
6:02am
oaks elementary school. i want to show you the damage left behind by this police chase and shooting. take a look at the three poles in this roundabout that goes in front of the front of the elementary school. you can see they are pushed over. that is because that is where the vehicle the police were chasing just came to a stop when it got out of control. let me give you a look at it last night so you can get a better look at how everything ended up. this is where the vehicle stopped. police say the two suspects got out. one tried to run. one of them actually turned and made a gesture toward police. the officer fired his gun. no one was hit. the two suspects were taken into custody. let's let them explain how it all started. >> this originated as an investigative stop. officers tried to stop the car or the truck and eluded them to get on the freeway. traveled from vallejo on the
6:03am
freeway. 60, 70, 80 miles an hour. >> reporter: again one officer did fire his weapon but no one was hit and those two suspects taken into custody. the contra costa times reporting this started as a drug and weapons investigation. we know along the 680 and 780 when they went the suspects threw evidence out the window. they did recover some drugs. what they did not recover as far as we know is a weapon. the police officer said there was a gesture made toward him. that is why he fired his weapon. as far as we know no weapon has been recovered. live in pleasant hill claudine wong. there has been a new development in our continuing coverage of the chaos in the middle east. violence has now erupted in sudan where hundreds of protestors stormed the german embassy. setting fire to cars and trash cans. police are using tear gas there to stop the violence as they have in kay ran. we want to take you live there
6:04am
this morning to egypt where you can see a huge crowd of people still out there. security forces have constructed a temporary wall near the u.s. embassy in cairo. security extremely tight following the uproar. four people have been arrested in libya in connection with the attack on the american continue lat in benghazi. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. american warships are on their way to the coast of libya now and several marines have been deployed as well. there is a report from british newspaper claiming the united states has early warnings about the attacks in libya. coming up at 6:15 you will get the reaction from the obama administration to that report when we get a live report from our washington, d.c. bureau. time is 6:04. it's going to take several hours before the power is back on to at least a dozen homes in
6:05am
hayward. power is out. went out about 1:00 this morning. a driver crashed into a power pole on campus drive. now the pole and its wires there they are down on the road. witnesses say the female driver hit it and kept driving. >> i heard pop pop pop no skid marks or anything. and then our power went out. we came outside and people all across the streetcars all smashed up. >> we still don't know what caused that crash with police. as you can see here it took the driver into custody. no one was hurt. we have new information on a fire that forced classes to be canceled at a school in menlo park. ktvu channel 2 reporter lorraine blanco is back at beachwood elementary school with what investigators discovered about that building after that big fire. lorraine. >> reporter: the menlo park fire chief says the trailer that burnt down did not have a
6:06am
monitor fire system or sprinkler system. firefighters were able to salvage a few file cabinets and shelves but not much else. take a look over here. the modular building that burnt down is just in pieces. the fire here at the nonprofit private school start the just before 4:00 a.m. yesterday and it took three hours to get under control. these types of modular buildings are intended to be temporary structures. they are not required to have the alarm systems or sprinklers. the fire chief says the warning systems could have prevented the fire as becoming as large as it did. fire investigators determine it started in the teachers break room because of a electrical cord. because of the light structure of trailers the roof collapsed and the walls buckled it in making it necessary to bring in a military motor vehicle annoys kava tour to pull up the wreckage and put out the fire
6:07am
underneath it. we put a call in to find out if the other buildings have sprinklers in place. the school serves kinder garden to eighth grade students. live in menlo park lorraine blanco. arson is suspected in an antioch fire in a strip mall. that happened on l street and sycamore drive. firefighters think someone set a row of trees behind the store on fire. the fire spread to one of the stores. no one was hurt. so far there have been no arrests. they are also investigating another fire that happened a block away. >> hoping to preorder the iphone five this morning you better hurry up. preorder started overnight. apple sold out of its initial ever inventory in less than one
6:08am
hour. tripping time -- the iphone 5 by the way hits store shelves next friday. 6:07 is the time. back over to sal to check in on traffic. you're not on there ordering your phone online are you? >> no no. i'm going to do that a little later on. but you know, i will be patient. we've got a lot of people that want to get it in their hands. >> right now. >> i think you will need to be patient. >> there will be lines next week. let's take a look at what we have now on the morning commute. i scared myself with that one. on the east shore freeway westbound as you head out to the mccarthur maze no major problems here as you drive out to the maze and the traffic is moving along pretty well. san mateo bridge this traffic looks good as you head out to the high-rise. if you are driving over to the
6:09am
bay shore freeway it looks good. and northbound to san francisco airport. and this mornings drive on northbound 17 that traffic looks pretty good getting up to the san jose area. 6:08 here is steve. >> scared yourself? >> i do that all the time. >> i know the feeling. good morning. happy fridays. few high clouds drifting in toward the north bay. high pressure has built in. it looks like it's starting to get knocked down because the system move into the pacific northwest. fair skies. 80. still 90s. might take another day to get the inland temps well away from the coast. but 65, 75 around the bay. lots of fog. 60s or very low, low 70s. 52 santa rosa. 53 napa. also san rafael. antioch is the only one holding on to a 60. i saw bethel island in there.
6:10am
concord 56. fairfield 56. that is down four. when a west, southwest makes it to vacaville that tells you it has a little umph on it today. looks like though this system moving in right there to the north will carve out a very, very deep fall like system in the middle of the country. that will slowly move east over the next five to seven days. for us high pressure gets knocked down a little bit. little cooler westerly breeze today. 60s and 70s and 80s to upper 80s and a few 90s. same for pittsburgh and antioch. oakland 70. san leandro 71. alameda 67. 87 san jose. cupertino one better. 60s or 50s on the coast. same in the city. san francisco.
6:11am
a little cooler inland on saturday. keep it there on sunday. subtle changes monday and tuesday. going from cool to cool. uninvited guest. >> also another person infected with the hantavirus. and a very close call. a fire threatening businesses and that driver see him there? we'll tell you what caused all of this concern.
6:12am
6:13am
6:14am
time now 6:13. there is a report this morning the california public utilities commission say there is is dozens of miles of unsafe pipes right under the streets of san francisco in and a city ordinance is preventing pg&e from finishing the work. pg&e bans under ground work like pipe returns in over 3,000 road segments. according to the san francisco examiner general council frank lynn sent a letter asking the city attorney to tell the department of public works to allow pg&e to do its work. pg&e say trace already replaced more than 500 miles of gas pipelines in san francisco. there are 36 more miles to go. look at this. a very dangerous look at this. this is in miami beach, florida. a driver of a car had to carefully back away from this burning electrical wire. the wire fell down, started a fire near businesses.
6:15am
the road was blocked off. the power was disconnected. that car had to slide away backwards. luckily no one was hurt. a woman who is critically injured in a deadly accident in walnut creek is making progress in her recovery. there is a memorial on a sidewalk. the mother-in-law 52-year-old sherry hicks did not survive that accident. the driver of the truck is now out of jail. he has not been charged with any crime although police say that could still happen. there is new scrutiny of u.s. embassy security following the deadly attack in libya. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with details of an alarming report that the u.s. should have done more to protect diplomats overseas. >> reporter: the british newspaper reports this morning u.s. officials knew 48 hours in advance of the libya attack
6:16am
that u.s. offices overseas, american diplomats could be targeted. for americans including ambassador chris stevens was killed in the attack the independent reports no warnings were given to diplomats overseas to go on lockdown or high alert even though officials knew there might be violence. we are trying to confirm the report. i talked to a senior member of the intelligence committee that wants an investigation. >> i hope america learns a lesson from this and the administration learns a lesson we have to be on our guard 24/7 and here who knows. the facts will show whether we were or whether we weren't. >> reporter: security at embassies around the world has been increased significantly since the eruption of protests in the middle east.
6:17am
time is 6:16. the ninth case of the possibly deadly hantavirus has been reported by officials at yosemite. the latest victim stayed at a tent cabin in july and since recovered from the virus. earlier this week the parks sent out another round of warning letters telling guests about it. raising wareness about this disease that is born by rodents. since the middle of june three people have died from the hantavirus. back here at home police investigating an overnight shooting. this happened at the parks manner apartment. this is according to the contra costa times. we don't have any confirmation of anyone being injured. that report follows another report of a shooting a week ago. last friday 18-year-old devon george was shot and killed while filming a rap video at pittsburgh buchanon park. the fate of ross mirkarimi
6:18am
should be decided in the next month. mirkarimi is concerned about the public and political pressures facing five supervisors who are running for reelection. the commissions official inquiry goes to the board on tuesday. they have 30 days to decide if mirkarimi should keep his job. your time is 6:17. a new species of monkey has been identified. this was found in central africa. it's known by locals as losula. this new species resemisoftballed an -- resembled an owl faced monkey. then there was this. a black bear wandering into a quiet los angeles neighborhood last night. it was apparently hot. so it went from backyard to backyard taking a dip in people's swimming pools.
6:19am
several people called the police. police taped the area off finally chased the bear around until it headed back up into the hills. >> very nice. i guess he came out of the angeles national forest. time is 6:18. let's check back in with sal for a look at traffic. how is the commute? >> it's not bad pam and dave. we haven't had a lot to talk about in the first hour. we've been here since 4:30. we've had problems on 880. those have been cleared up. let's take a look at what we have on the bay bridge. the metering lights go on in about this time. that is when we start seeing bigger backups. no major problems on to the span. 880 northbound has been looking good. we mentioned that earlier problem that has been cleared near high street. if you're in the san jose area the traffic looks good if you are driving on 101. 101 up and down the peninsula looks very nice. and across the bay to hayward
6:20am
union city and fremont it looks good. steve. what is it going to be like today in beautiful walnut creek, california? >> it will be nice. low clouds around there. lifting a little bit and also a little stronger sea breeze. i was just looking out to the end of september at some of the forecast models. there is no rain. not eastbound in crescent city. usually we get our first rain a around the 25th. it looks really quiet here with everything in the middle of the country. high clouds will filter in a little bit. high pressure still hot for inland areas. not as hot as yesterday. still 80s and 90s. clearing around the bay. 65 to 75. there is a lot of fog on the coast and it's not beginning anywhere. this time of year usually september and october some of the nicest weather and the cities on the coast no sign of anything yet. there is one forecast model that shows a little bit. 80s and 90s.
6:21am
cooling begins today for inland areas. 50s on the temps. one 60 holding out here. a west wind or a southwest wind definitely picked up a little bit from the golden gate out toward the delta. stronger than yesterday. still high pressure will keep a cap on things. inland temps might take a day or so. warm to hot inland. system that is move into the north right up there it will knock down the ridge of high pressure. that will allow the fog to lift a little bit. westerly breeze in place. you can still get low 90s for a few. a lot more 70s and 80s today. 50s and 60s by the beaches. this is a tough pattern. not much change with your weekend always in view it does look a little cooler. really quiet next week. >> thank you, steve. if you shop online, today is your last day today it tax free. starting tomorrow online retarialer amazon.com and other internet companies will start charging california customers sales tax but there might be a
6:22am
way around. amazon does not plan to collect tax on anything sold by its third party sellers because of a tax loophole. that accounts for 40% of the goods ordered on the site. apple is announcing ping is coming to an end. the network was available through itunes. the social network never really caught on with music listeners. ping will be replaced with facebook integration and itunes 11. time now 6:22. this is something you don't have to worry about. there is something you can claim it burns off unwanted fat in minutes. the exercise trend that claims you don't have to spend hours and hours in the gym. >> it doesn't get taken care of. it can kill me. san francisco firefighter now fighting for her life and job this morning. her battle with the city plus her struggling to support her family.
6:23am
6:24am
6:25am
welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. firefighters help save lives every day now one firefighter is trying to save her own life but it's coming with a big fight. she says she is out of sick leave and using savings to support her two young children.
6:26am
she says half of the department is willing to donate their sick time to her but a request was denied by the city claiming it wasn't a life threatening illness. that forced her to make a major decision to go back to work just days before having surgery. >> people say there is a roller coaster of emotions it feels more like a hurricane. or a tornado that goes around. you never want to hear the c word. the cancer word. not me. no way. i'm too young. i have two small children. >> we contacted the department of public health they told us they are not allowed to discuss personnel matters. she says she plans to appeal the decision. time now 6:26. national hockey league getting ready for a lockout before the new season begins. team owners will lock players out if they can't reach a new contract by tomorrow night. now the owners want more of the revenue. the players offered concessions but the owners say no it's not
6:27am
enough. the last labor stoppage wiped out the 2004 to 2005 season. there is a new fitness trend people are talking about. claims you only need to spend several minutes a day exercising to get real results. it's called the tobat protocol. it requires eight 20 second intervals or all out card owe intervals with ten seconds of rest. the creator of this says his routine will turn your body into a fat burning machine. people have warned don't try this method with weights and always check with your doctor first before you start a new exercise routine. time is 6:27. developing news happening now overseas. look at the pictures of the new deadly violence happening within the last 30 minutes in the middle east all about that controversial antiislam movie. we are live in hayward where a car wreck leaves about
6:28am
two dozen people without electricity. also the opening bell is about to ring on wall street and pam will have the early stock numbers.
6:29am
i didn't know strawberries where in seasshh'sght now. no no no no no no.. rosco ..no, no, no...
6:30am
welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. ringing the opening bell there in new york this morning and there it is live. markets rallying overseas, across europe this morning after ben bernanke's comments about stimulating the economy. a lot of stipulation about whether that will be a good thing. on the nasdaq is invest in others. a charitable organization. improving local economies, building houses, and helping families struggling families. >> that sounds good. >> yeah. nice. we'll smile and say good morning, to you. thank you for joining us here on the ktvu channel 2 morning
6:31am
news. it's a friday. i got choked up about a friday. i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. time now is 6:30. right now pg&e crews are working on getting the power back on in hayward. police say a woman crashed her van right into a power pole early this morning on campus drive. ktvu tara moriarty is out there this morning where there is also an environmental issue now. tara. >> reporter: that is right environmental crews are still on scene trying to mop up oil that spilled from one of the transformers and literally two minutes ago we had two very, very large pg&e trucks pull into the scene. this intersection will be blocked off from here down to campus and oaks until 2:00 to 3:00 this afternoon. around 1:00 in the morning a woman driving a gold mini van crash into a utility pole. the pole crashed snagging some wires. witnesses say the woman kept driving about 100 yards but eventually stopped. >> they were disoriented.
6:32am
needed to use the phone. they didn't seem that much concerned for their health. they said we're cool. they were not cool. the whole car was crunched up. >> reporter: now police wouldn't confirm if the woman was arrested for dui but she was taken into custody unharmed. we are one block from the cal state university east bay campus. and close to east elementary school. as far as the cost of the damage one worker told me he estimates that it will run at least $15,000 to fix all of this. live in hayward i'm tara moriarty. time so 6:32. developing news from overseas. the backlash over that antiislam movie causing more violence in the middle east and beyond. now from lebanon reports one person has been killed. dozens more have been injured. officials say angry crowds set fire to two western fast food restaurants. police reportedly opened fire
6:33am
killing one person. also in sudan several hundred demonstrators reportedly stormed the german embassy. burning a car as well as trash cans. the situation very tense in egypt. look at the armored police vehicles going through the crowds here. security forces even built a temporary wall near the american embassy in cairo, egypt. protestors clashed with police during the night. there have also been protests in yemen, in afghanistan, and in iraq. meantime four people have been arrested in libya in connection with the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. u.s. warships are heading to the coast of libya and a group of marines has also been deplay ployed. we are learning more about the three other americans killed in libya. two were navy seals. 41-year-old tyrone woods and glen dorrity were on security
6:34am
detail. 34-year-old computer information specialist shawn smith was also killed. mitt romney is making more comments about libya and the protest in the middle east during his presidential campaign. romney has toned down his remarks about president obama but kept up other criticism. hear what he had to say. our time is 6:33. overnight news a police chase that went through two counties ended with a vallejo police officer firing a shot at the suspect and it happened outside of an elementary school. ktvu claudine wong is in pleasant hill where this happened. so give us details. >> reporter: this is where it all ended. i want to show you this is fair oaks elementary on in this little roundabout they have these poles to protect the roundabout. look what happened when weather the police chase ended. you can see heavy damage. one got pulled up out of the ground. i want to show you video from
6:35am
last night so that you can see what this looked like. this police chase started in vallejo a little before 8:00 in the evening. police tell us that it started as an investigative stop. we are hearing for drugs and weapons. they tried to pull the vehicle over but the driver kept going. got on the freeway crossed a couple freeways. about a half mile off 680 off the monument boulevard exit that is when the suspects crashed. the police officer on scene explains why one officer ended up firing his weapon. >> crashed into the protective poles. officers took an individual in custody. >> reporter: individual? >> there were two in the car. there was two male drivers at which point the driver ran out a car and made a jestture. >> reporter: that officer fired one shot.
6:36am
that did not hit the suspects or anyone else involved. two suspects taken into custody we are told they are facing drugs and weapons charges this morning we come out here live to the school. you can see this damage not effecting school. they have one person that came in to open the gates. we expect parents and kids to come in here as usual as this investigation continues. but again two people in custody now. one shot fired. that didn't hit anyone. but this investigation is certainly under way. live here in pleasant hill claudine wong ktvu channel 2 news. time now 6:37. an investigation into an oakland hills house fire continues this morning. it happened on norfolk road at this house. firefighters say the flames broke out in the basement. to one was home at the time. nearby neighbors were concerned because their homes were built where homes were destroyed in the 1991 oakland hills fire. firefighters say this was hard to fight because the flames got into the walls and was hard to
6:37am
see. new information this morning surrounding the chevron refinery fire in richmond last month. the city and air regulators are saying six air monitoring stations that chevron agreed to install in 2010 were not put in place. it caused small warnings. companies claim there wasn't a defined schedule when they needed to be installed. time is 6:36. happening as we speak runners in san francisco are getting ready to take off for a 24 hour relay race and our cameras are live. live picture for the second annual ragnar napa race. the first teams left at 5:00 this morning. the run is 200 miles. it ends in cal la toga. >> teams sticker their vans, paint their faces. dress up in costume.
6:38am
>> this year money is being raised for san francisco police activities league which is a program designed to keep kids active through sports. 6:37 is the time. back over to sal. steve will let us know about the weather for those runners. first a look at traffic. >> we are looking pretty good san francisco corner of bush. a lot of police officers that corner. be a. at the toll plaza it's back to the grind if you're trying to make a dollar at $0.15. all right morning commute is going to be busy on 880 northbound. there are no major problems here. earlier crash has been removed. 580 also looks good through the lake shore curve. we are checking the peninsula.
6:39am
in fact the area looks a little better than it has. i check with delays. let's go to steve. i just retweeted it, sal. >> thank you. >> sfo 53 minutes. something like that. low clouds around. the coast is really been dealing with a lot of fog. there was a little clearing for some yesterday. we did get a little bit of sun. i will tell you temperatures there hard pressed to get out of the 60s. overall a day where it looks a little cooler inland. still it was 61 in san francisco. yesterday was 96 in livermore. you are getting tremendous differences in these temperatures. we don't even have a north, northeast wind. lots of fog by the coast. 60s and 70s around the bay. 80s and low 90s inland. looks like a cooler pattern for most here. still temperatures are about two to four degrees cooler on the low side. west at 8. southwest at 16.
6:40am
this is about double from sfo to travis. a little component of a south wind. this kind of a pattern this year is a cooler direction. still low. 90s. well away from the coast. 60s right by it. temperatures starting to come down a little bit. system move into the north is knocking down the ridge of high pressure. that will flatten it a little bit. so fog, lots of fog, sun, cool to warm to hot. there is a little bit of a westerly breeze. but still clear lake 93. st. helena 98. walnut creek at 85. 86 danville. 68 berkeley. 80 san jose. 85 sarah toe that georgia. milpitas a little warmer. same for palo alto. menlo park 77. 59 pacifica. little cooler inland over the weekend and sunday kind of bottom out there just really
6:41am
whole hum. bay area fire chief is in washington, d.c.. the app he helped create that got him an invite to the white house. fire that destroyed offices and a third grade classroom here in menlo park may have been smaller if it had a monitored fire alarm system. we just talked to the school and we'll tell you what they have to say about that. good morning. bay bridge that is backed up all the way out to the mccarthur maze. i'll tell you more about the friday commute into the city.
6:42am
6:43am
♪ chevron's been here in california for 133 years. we work hard. we support 1 in 200 jobs in the state. we support each other. and we spent over $450 million dollars with local small businesses last year. and, together, we can keep this... we're committed. ...the great state of california. committed to california. ♪
6:44am
good morning. little bigger fog bank and a slightly stronger sea breeze out to the delta. a lot more 80s today. by the coast around the bay still 50s and 60s and 70s. time now 6:43. welcome back. good morning, to you. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we following for you right now. while british newspaper is claims the u.s. state department had information 48 hours before the mobs attack the u.s. consulate in libya. the obama administration denies that. those attacks killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. also back here at home arson is suspected in antioch after this strip mall fire last night. it started behind a row of stores on l street and sycamore
6:45am
drive. firefighter there is are also investigating another fire. it happened about a block away. pg&e very busy trying to get the power back on in a neighborhood in hayward after a car smashed into a power pole. that car there. it happened about 1:00 this morning on campus drive. the driver there was taken into custody. new information on a fire that has forced classes to be canceled at a school in menlo park. ktvu channel 2 reporter lorraine blanco is back at beachwood elementary school. you covered the fire. now the investigation lorraine. >> reporter: pam the menlo fire park chief says there was no monitored fire aloom system in place and no sprinkler in place. i talked with the executive director of the california family foundation system they run the beachwood school here. they are here picking up the wreckage. they tell us there is a fire alarm system in place. it's just not monitored. the fire here at the nonprofit private school started just
6:46am
before 4:00 a.m. yesterday and it took three hours to get under control. these types of modular buildings are intended to be temporary structures. they are not required to have the alarm systems or sprinklers. the warning systems could have prevented the fire from becoming as large as it did. >> there is a fire alarm system in place and our students are well schooled at fire drill. we do them regularly. the fire alarm system just isn't monitored. so that when there is no one here at night, the fire alarm doesn't go directly to the fire department. but when there is people here there is plenty of alarm system to go off. children are safe. >> reporter: fire investigators determine it started in the teachers break room. it destroyed the principals and counselors off the. the roof collapsed and the walls buckled in. making it necessary to bring in an mmv and excavator to pull off the wreckage and put out
6:47am
the fire underneath it. the damage is estimated at close to $400,000. the executive director also tells me that they plan to build a more permanent structure out here but we are still waiting to buy the land and build the permanent structures. reporting live in menlo park lorraine blanco ktvu channel 2 news. right now san ramon valley fire chief is at the white house talking about a smart phone app he helped create. chief richard price is someone of the presenters at today's safety data palooza. he helped create an app called pulse point. it alerts users if there is a medical emergency nearby. people certified cpr can help. it's now used by seven public safety departments. time is 6:47. more now about a video from al qaeda. >> make an appeal to the
6:48am
republican candidate to see if they would also work and put pressure on president obama. >> that is warren weinstein. he was asking his family to ask mitt romney for help. the 71-year-old aid worker also urged american jewish groups to pressure both president obama and israel. he wants them to meet al qaeda's demands so he can go free. this is weinstein's second video this week. he was kidnapped in pakistan a year ago. as the anti-american protests we've been telling you about continue in the middle east, the campaigns of both mitt romney and president obama have been focusing more on foreign policy. >> as we watch the world today, sometimes it seems we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events and a strong america is essential to shape events. >> i want people around the world to hear me to all those that would do us harm. no act of terror will go unpunnished. >> reporter: the presidential campaign debates will focus on
6:49am
foreign policy on october 22nd. two weeks before the election. new this morning two earthquakes probably woke some people up near eureka. 3.2 magnitude earthquake and 4.5 hit about an hour ago. they were just four minutes apart. so far no reports of any damage or injuries this morning. there are mass evacuations under way in guatemala after a volcano erupted. 33,000 people in 17 villages are being told to leave their homes. volcano erupted near antigua early yesterday afternoon covering the surrounding area with smoke and ash. the red cross is setting up shelters. this is the sixth time the volcano has erupted this year. time now 6:49. let's check in with sal. get you to where you need to go. >> good morning to you. we do have slow traffic in many areas around the bay. we will start off with a look at east shore freeway coming out of western contra costa county out to alameda county.
6:50am
it's pretty slow. well it's pretty sluggish but it's not stop and go. get to the bay bridge toll plaza which is slow. no friday light today. i also want to mention highway 4 because we got a lot of complaints. highway 4 had late running road work in antioch and pittsburgh that is gone. if you are driving out there now you will say why is that slow? that is the reason. late running road work. peninsula highway 101 looks good. so does 280. now here's steve. >> sal, thank you. very happy friday. a few high clouds around. a little bit more fog here this morning and a stronger delta breeze. nothing rip roaring. it's a little stronger than yesterday. looks like inland temps will cool down. still a few in the 90s. by the coast there is a little bit of sun for some. temperatures stay in the 60s for most. system move into the north is knocking down the hay pressure system a little bit that peaked
6:51am
out yesterday. 60 at antioch. temperatures overnight lows about two to four degrees cooler. yesterday at this time fairfield, antioch, livermore, san jose all sitting isn't the 60s. santa rosa 52. a little bit more of a west, southwest breeze kicking up. vacaville gets a west, southwest. still though 80s and 90s. but if you head west you will find 60s and 70s and maybe upper 50s. looks lick this high -- looks like this high pressure system will erode a little bit. it won't be flexing its muscles much. some of the high clouds hanging out toward the north. fog, sun, cool for some. westerly breeze a little cooler though as the pattern looks like it's coming down a little bit for inland temps. still 90s. a lot of 70s and 80s between with 60s by the coast. berkeley 68. pittsburgh 91. 73 hayward. san leandro 71. 80 san jose. up against the hills but 83
6:52am
milpitas. 78 fremont. 50s and 60s on the coast. a lot of mid 70s to upper 70s on the peninsula. looks like we settle in with with the coolest pattern on sunday. >> thank you. millions of toilets at risk of exploding but apparently that is not the only problem. >> plus another photo scandal involving the british royal family. this time the duchess overcame bridge like you have never seen her before. down load our ktvu app click on the live icon. you can watch all of our newscasts live on our smart phone so you can be connected any time anywhere. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver.
6:53am
only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible.
6:54am
6:55am
welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. live at the big board. dow jones up 60 points. nasdaq and s & p are all up on the fed announcing it's going to inject money into the system. but there is some harsh criticism that could be counterfeit money. time now 6:55. she is a member of the british royal family and she was shown topless. now the royal family threatens to sue. a french magazine published topless photos of kate middleton the duchess of cambridge. those photos were taken last week when they were on vacation at a private chateau in france.
6:56am
the duke and duchess of cambridge are on a tour of asia right now. they are not happy their privacy was invaded. twitter is expected to hand over between thes from an occupy wall street protestor to a judge in new york. that protestor were among hundreds arrested. twitter has been fighting a subpoena for those tweets for months be prosecutors in manhattan want those tweet which are no longer online to attack the claims by the protestor that police led the demonstrators on the bridges roadway just to arrest them for blocking traffic. the aclu has obtained new documents that show the fbi closely monitored the activities of occupy oakland. the reports include an alert issued before last years shut down of west coast ports. the aclu wants access to more documents but the fbi is refusing to release them citing security concerns. ktvu news has learned that millions of toilets are being recalled because they could be at risk of exploding.
6:57am
the toilets were installed with a defective pressure system made by the flush mate company. they were manufactured between 1997 and 2008. they have free repair kits that homeowners have to install. many say the instructions are so hard to follow they have to pay a plumber. homeowners are also saying they do nothing to fix another problem. leaking tanks. >> the manufacture saying you can go longer use this product. and we are requiring that you repair it and you assume the burden of the cost of that repair. so cost wise if you have a leaky tank, it's actually cheaper to put in a new toilet. >> the u.s. consumer product safety commission has received more than $300 complaints of the product exploding. the problem has caused at least 14 injuries and property damage and an attorney from danville has filed a class action lawsuit. flush mate so far no comment on
6:58am
the lawsuit. let's check in with sal. he is commenting on the toll plaza. >> yeah. it is slow. sometimes we have friday light today we don't. it's backed up for a 15-20 minute delay at the toll plaza. nothing unusual. also quickly we go to the maps. now to steve. thank you. a little bigger fog bank today. 50s and 60s by the beaches. maybe 07 santa -- 5:toward santa cruz. we'll have more on your weekend forecast coming up. all right also coming up on mornings on 2 a police chase ended with gunfire right outside of a bay area school. how the tense situation came to an end. big flames came close to a strip mall. stay right here with us.
6:59am

Terms of Use (31 Dec 2014)